Razor recalls RipStik Motorized Caster Boards due to fall hazard

Festus iyorah – Fourth Estate Contributor

Cerritos, CA, United States (4E) – California based Razor has issued a recall of RipStik Motorized Caster Boards because the rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while in use, posing a fall hazard.

This recall involves Razor RipStik electric motorized caster boards. The boards have two wheels, a hub motor and a lithium ion battery. They have a wireless digital hand remote that controls the speed up to 10 mph.

The manufacturing date is on the bar code label located on the bottom of the product and Razor USA LLC is embossed on the bottom. “RipStik” is printed on the top of the board. They are blue and black in color.

Razor has received more than 700 reports of the rear wheel locking up, resulting in four injuries, including one loose tooth and three scrapes and bruises.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled caster boards and contact Razor to receive a free repair kit.

The recalled products were sold at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Razor.com, Target.com, toysrus.com and Walmart.com and other websites from Feb. 2016 through Apr. 2017 for about $180.

Consumers may contact Razor toll-free at 866-467-2967 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Razor.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

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